HR professionals work hard.

You handle a variety of functions, from recruitment and onboarding to admin and policy management. You interact with all types of employees, from rank-and-files to C-level executives. Indeed, Human Resources professionals are influential in any business.

There’s a catch though: a broad scope sometimes leads to more manual work.

You deserve all the help you can get, and this is where building HR management apps comes to your aid.

Watch our ultimate video guide to learn how you can build knowledge base applications for HR without coding.

HR Drowning in Tiresome, Manual Tasks

An HR department’s wide range of responsibility leads to a ton of manual work.

HR managers surveyed by The Harris Poll for online job site CareerBuilder admitted that their referral program (45 percent), performance management (33 percent) and applicant tracking (21 percent) functions are still not automated.

This is as worrisome as it is detrimental to the department.

Manual processes within HR lead to a 41 percent drop in productivity, a 40 percent rise in errors and a 35 percent increase in costs, the study added.

And then there’s the human aspect. As an HR manager, would you rather spend your time manually encoding reports or advising employees that urgently need your counsel?

Frustrated manager needs HR apps
BURNOUT: Manual work can easily exhaust even the hardest working HR personnel.

That’s why it’s crucial for you to get the tools you need to start automating or at least digitizing your manual functions.

5 Online Apps Tired HR Managers Should Build

Exhausted from tedious and repetitive manual tasks?

Feel like you can do more for your organization if only you could automate some functions with a custom business application?

Here are five HR online apps you should consider building today:

1.  Recruitment Management

A core responsibility of the HR department, recruiting can be laborious. Processing dozens or hundreds of applications for a single position is exhausting. You need help tracking all those open positions and applications.

Get some reprieve by building and using a recruitment management system.

A great recruitment app will include an applicant tracking system (ATS), as well as some calendar scheduling capability.

If you’re building a recruitment system, start by creating an ATS that enables applicants to enter their information on your website… so you won’t need to encode it on your own.

2. Employee Onboarding

Manual onboarding becomes a less viable option as your company grows. Not only is it time-intensive, it also has the tendency to become inconsistent—giving all new hires varying or even contradicting onboarding experiences.

Fortunately, you can fix that with the help of an employee onboarding app.

Build a knowledge database application for training modules and onboarding documents. Providing new hires with access to the onboarding system allows them to complete tasks on their own with minimal supervision. Jump in only for matters where HR’s insight is crucial, resulting in an onboarding process that is both standardized and personalized.

3. Document Repository

HR is responsible for storing and tracking an organization’s electronic documents, including confidential employee files.

To efficiently control everything, you need a document management app.

Build this application to give your organization the ability to digitally and safely store documents. Appoint administrators who can monitor the uploading and sharing of files. Enable added security by limiting access only to members of your organization.

4. Policy Management

HR shares documents via policy management apps
SIGN HERE: HR can easily circulate documents within the organization through a policy management app.

Organizations have their policies and procedures, and the dissemination of information usually falls under HR jurisdiction. A policy management application allows the HR department to easily circulate these documents within the company.

Create an HR app that allows employees to log in to a custom portal, read the new policy and digitally sign off to attest reading them. No need for supervisors to manually track each employee’s progress because the policy management application sends automated progress notifications and creates reports.

5. Employee Surveys

Employee feedback creates a better workplace, so it’s important to collect it for tracking and analysis. And when HR wants to measure job satisfaction, evaluate performance or improve employee engagement, they launch surveys.

Make your employee surveys more engaging by combining the usual 1-5 ratings with questionnaires. Make them easy to use by allowing dropdown menus when employees need to choose from a set of options. Most importantly, ensure they are secure and confidential.

How to Build HR Management Apps Without Coding

You don’t need coding experience to start building simple but feature-rich human resources apps. Use the Caspio Application Platform!

Caspio, ranked a “Leader” by Forrester in low-code platforms for business developers, uses simple point-and-click tools to help HR managers and other business professionals create web applications even if they’ve never developed an application before.

Take for example Collin College, an educational institution based in North Texas. With over 52,000 students and about 2,000 faculty members, their HR department badly needed an extensive database system to manage transcripts and faculty information.

Using Caspio, Collin College implemented a faculty credential system that saved them an estimated $100,000 in software and management costs.

Caspio can help you be more technologically sound, move you in a direction that you want to go to, and increase your productivity.

– Steven Rogers
Assistant Director, Student Engagement, Collin College

Want to learn more?

Since most of the HR management apps discussed above are essentially a knowledge base, or a centralized repository of information, our Ultimate Video Guide: How to Create an Online Knowledge Base Without Coding is a great place to start.

Reduce your repetitive manual tasks by building your HR management apps with Caspio today!

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